Welcome Admissions

Introductions of new tenure-track members of
the Boston College faculty

Joohoan Kim

Asst. Prof. Joohoan Kim (Communication), who received his doctorate in communication from the University of Pennsylvania earlier this year, utilizes the World Wide Web and other Internet functions in his teaching and research.

Kim is teaching survey and theory courses in mass communication, each accompanied by its own Web page, and plans future offerings on communication philosophy and semiotics, the study of communication through signs and symbols. He contributes monthly columns on the Internet and new media to Sisa Journal , the largest weekly news magazine in his native South Korea.

Kim studied political science at Seoul National University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1986 and a master's degree in 1991. He spent a year at the University of Bologna under an Italian Government Scholarship in 1991-92, and completed doctoral seminar courses at the Instituto della Discipline di Comunicazione. He earned another master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994.


Angela Martinelli

Asst. Prof. Angela Martinelli (SON), a veteran military nurse, comes to Boston College after a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Nursing Research at the University of Michigan.

Martinelli trained as a nurse in Connecticut, where she graduated from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Waterbury in 1975. She earned an associate's degree from Mattatuck Community College in Waterbury in 1979, a bachelor's degree in nursing from Western Connecticut State University in 1980, and a master's degree in nursing from the University of Connecticut in 1985. She earned a doctorate in nursing in 1996 from Catholic University.

Her military record includes service in the US Air Force Nurse Corps from 1985-88, and the US Army Nurse Corps from 1988-92. She remains a major in the US Army Reserves.

Martinelli held faculty appointments as an operating room clinical preceptor at the Army Academy of Health Sciences at Fort Sam Houston in Texas from 1989-92, and as a clinical preceptor for perioperative nursing on the community advisory board at San Francisco State University from 1988-91.

She is teaching the undergraduate course Adult Health II: Theory and Clinical, and providing clinical instruction at Beth Israel Hospital.

Pegaret J.S. Pichler

Asst. Prof. Pegaret J.S. Pichler (CSOM) joins the Finance faculty after seven years as an assistant professor of finance at the University of Maryland College of Business and Management. Her research interests include industry dynamics, initial public offerings and financial markets.

Pichler earned her bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1979. She spent the next two years teaching mathematics and physics as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana before continuing her education at Stanford University, where she earned master's and doctoral degrees in 1983 and 1989, respectively.

Pichler was a National Science Foundation Fellow from 1982-86 and earned a nomination for the Panhellenic Association's Outstanding Teacher Award in 1995. Her recent co-authored papers include "Technological Innovation and Initial Public Offerings" and "Private versus Public Offerings: Optimal Selling Mechanisms with Adverse Selection."

Pichler is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in basic finance. She also taught a graduate course in financial management this fall.

Enrico Spolaore

Asst. Prof. Enrico Spolaore (Economics), an Italian macroeconomist who taught at Boston College as a visiting assistant professor in 1993-94 and 1995-96, returns to BC this fall as a full-time faculty member.

Spolaore, whose research interests include political economy and international economics, spent the past year as an assistant professor of economics at Ohio State University.

Spolaore earned master's and doctoral degrees in economics in 1991 and 1993, respectively, from Harvard University. He received his undergraduate degree in commerce and economics from the University of Rome in 1987.

His professional experience includes a research fellowship with the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics at the Free University of Brussels, and a brief period as an economic consultant to the European Commission in 1995.

Spolare has co-authored articles for Quarterly Journal of Economics , European Economic Review , and Journal of Public Economics , and and has written or collaborated on numerous working papers. He has received awards, grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the European Commission, among others.

He is teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in macroeconomic theory.

-Mark Sullivan

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